PRESERVATION Opening Reception

JoAnne Artman Gallery

Jan. 6, 2011, 06:00 pm

326 North Coast Highway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery: PRESERVATION: New Sculptural and Mixed Media Works by Gerard Basil Stripling Continuing Exhibition Featuring David Limrite’s “Submarine Femme Fatales” January 1, 2011 – January 31, 2011 Opening Reception: January 6th, 2011 from 6-9pm to coincide with Laguna Beach Art Walk Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by January 1st, 2011 JoAnne Artman Gallery 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651 Contact: JoAnne Artman Telephone: 949-510-5481 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment; First Thursday of every month 6-9pm “Inception.” Original Bronze. 28″ x 23″ x 33″. Gerard Basil Stripling draws on all aspects of life creating unique and meaningful contemporary fine art bronze sculptures. Stripling grew up in the heart of Los Angeles. At an early age, he became aware that his passion was to be an artist. After receiving an AA degree in Fashion Design and years of worldly travels, Gerard began his own self taught approach to creating fine art sculptures in different mediums such as ceramic, wood, steel and bronze. Gerard’s new original bronze work focuses on the sculptural representation of the preservation of time. “The current pieces that I am creating are based on preserving the past and protecting the future. The objects and forms represent ideals, beliefs and opportunities. They represent the importance for us as adults to fight for the freedoms and experiences that we enjoyed in our childhood. If we do not leave this country in a better state for our children, all we will have to show are our memories. Thus the pieces are wrapped and preserved as a memory of what used to be.” –Gerard Basil Stripling. “Siren Torso #5.” Mixed Media. 60″ x 24″. Los Angeles based Artist David Limrite’s work is a powerful yet lyric interpretation of the human condition. Using primarily graphite and charcoal, his paintings combine virtuoso drawing with a cathartic expressionism while hints of color expose a haunting quality of the fantasy of the unknown. His new work focuses on the imagery of mermaids depicting whimsical half human half fish portraits. Unlike typical mermaid representation, Limrite’s creatures seem beautifully disturbed, perhaps at the confusion of their place in existence. All of our artists’ work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna! JoAnne Artman Gallery Collaboration By Photographers Brooke Shaden & Natalie “Miss Aniela” Dybisz. “Abandoned Spirits.” Photo on Paper. 30″ x 30″. 2010. Click to view a larger image JoAnne Artman Gallery is Pleased to Announce its Participation at PHOTO LA XX!!! Category: Art Fair Description: We are pleased to announce that JoAnne Artman Gallery has been selected as an exhibitor at the 20th Annual Photo LA Art Fair taking place January 13-17, 2011. Photo LA XX, presented by Director Stephen Cohen, will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with an Opening Night Preview Reception to take place on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 from 6-9pm, benefitting the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at LACMA. JoAnne Artman Gallery is honored to be part of such a reputable and distinguished art show. Photo LA is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and is the longest running art fair west of New York as well as the largest photo-based art fair in the country with over 10,000 attendees. During the fair we will be showcasing photographers Brooke Shaden and Natalie “Miss Aniela” Dybisz, as well as a collaboration between the two women, Photo Realist Denis Peterson and Photo Based Mixed Media Artist James Verbicky!! Date and Time: January 13th through January 17th, 2011 Friday, January 14: 11am – 7pm Saturday, January 15: 11am – 7pm Sunday, January 16: 11am – 7pm Monday, January 17: 11am – 6pm Opening Reception: January 13, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm Location : Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main Street Santa Monica, California 90401 Phone: 949.510.5481 Google Map Website: Email Address: [email protected] Additional Links: PHOTO LA Website Click Below to View or Download an Event Flyer Art Fair Announcement.doc (word) To download : Windows : Right Click + Save As For Mac : Ctrl + Left Click + Save As View JoAnne Artman Gallery’s Portfolio View My Innercircle Calendar for JoAnne Artman Gallery Tell a Friend about JoAnne Artman Gallery at PHOTO LA XX! Note: You are receiving this email because an Art and Design Member included you on their email list. If you would like to unsubscribe and no longer receive any emails from this Art and Design member, unsubscribe. 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